It was a first for Major League Baseball, a special game to mark the 4th of July.

FOX's Jack Callaghan explains:

An historic baseball game between the Atlanta Braves and the Miami Marlins Sunday played at Ft. Bragg North Carolina.

The first time any major professional sporting event has been played at a U.S. Military Base. Lt. General Stephen J. Townsend is Fort's Bragg's Commander tells ESPN its perfect for Independence Day weekend:

(Townsend) "We are America's rapid response force here at Ft. Bragg, Airborne and Special Operations forces and this is America's favorite pastime. I can't think of a better of combination of things to come together."

It cost about $5 million to make the playing field on an old driving range. Major League Baseball and the Players Association picking up the tab.

The Marlins winning 5-2.

Jack Callaghan, FOX News.

(AP Photo/Gerry Broome)
(AP Photo/Gerry Broome)

(AP Photo/Gerry Broome)
(AP Photo/Gerry Broome)